CHAPTER 4: Dulcimers in the British Isles since 1800 > Dulcimers in East Anglia

The instruments - feet, cases, saddles, labels

A little foot or stand, as described by Hasluck, is quite common, used when the player is standing or sitting at a table (fig. 131).

A few instruments have a wooden case, such as that of the late Mr. Sampson, which is lined with wallpaper, but these are not particularly common;

Billy Cooper kept his best instrument in a canvas bag.

One Cambridgeshire instrument has iron staples instead of the usual wire for saddles.

Labels are not very commonly found but an instrument belonging to Roger Young has this delightful epitaph:


and clock maker, jeweller & c.
High Street
Needham Market
Musical instruments Tuned and Repaired
Scissors and Razors carefully ground"

Recent enquiries in High Street, Needham Market, failed to locate any members of the Finter family, or any dulcimers.